Mount Haig

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary just NW of Middle Kootenay Pass, SE of Fernie, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°17'21''N, 114°26'47''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in Alberta and British Columbia in the 18th Report of the Georaphic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #2, published in 1917 from 1915 surveys. Confirmed 6 April 1950 in British Columbia (Ottawa file 2777).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named after Capt. Robert Wolseley Haig, RA, astronomer to the British Boundary Commission, Pacific to the Rockies, 1858-62.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office